Astonishingly, the president didn't even follow through on the former pledge -- which was ostensibly the entire purpose of the speech. Obama essentially repackaged the exact same speech he delivered in April, but inserted the names "Romney" and "Bush" a few more times. Same tendentious arguments, same disingenuous analogies, same examples, same strawmen.
Candidates often repeat themselves on the stump, but again, this speech was billed as a major shift in rhetoric and tactics. Nope. This president and his team are out of ideas, yet they're blaming Bush (campaign slogan: "Forward!") and demanding four more years. No thanks.
UPDATE - American Crossroads piles on:
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